After a difficult transfer window beset by a stringent budget, West Ham are on the verge of completing the £30m signing of Brentford forward Said Benrahma before Friday’s transfer deadline.
According to multiple reports, the Hammers have agreed to cough up £25m up front, with another £5m following in performance related add-ons.
The 25-year-old Algerian has been lined up to replace Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson who went out on loan to Porto in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
Benrahma, who scored 17 goals in 43 Championship appearances last season, is expected to have a medical on Thursday having flown back from international duty with Algeria on Wednesday.
Although the main transfer window shut on 5 October 2020, Premier League clubs can still sign players from English Football League sides until 17:00 BST on Friday 16 October 2020.